“I have been playing in clubs and venues for a lot of years – that’s a lot of secondhand smoke. Musicians are just trying to play music, take care of ourselves – our lungs, heart, ears – everything. Having Smokefree Music Cities speak out about the deadly danger of secondhand smoke in music venues is truly the breath of fresh air that we working musicians need!!”
Bluesman Larry Griffith, originally from Cincinnati, OH, experienced a musical homecoming in Atlanta, where the thriving and multi-faceted blues scene provided the big tent under which he could place all the influences he had taken in and all the music he wanted to put out. Atlanta became a smokefree music city in January 2020.